Why is colonoscopy scheduled based on the hemoglobin count?
My father recently had blood work and his hemoglobin count was 10.2. His physician has scheduled a colonoscopy for next month. Why would he automatically schedule the colonoscopy? He had open heart surgery in 2001 -- could some of his medication cause his level to be low? Thank you.
My doctor has called and is recommending a colonoscopy due to low hemoglobin count not sure of the num. what does that have to do with colon I have had a history of polyps but last colonoscopy no polyps maybe 8 yrs ago just want to understand why they would recommend colonoscopy?
My 85 y/o mother refused a colonoscopy and endoscopy due to risk out weighing gain. Docs were trying to pin point source of internal bleeding based on hemoglobin count going from 9.5- 7.2. Can internal bleeding be treated without pinpointing the source? If so how? She also has a very painful rib pain could that be near the source of bleeding in GI Tract?
I went to the doctor today and they did a CT scan. They say I have inflamation in my lower colon and need a colonoscopy. They also did blood work and the white count was 18,000. Why didn t they go ahead and give me an antibiotic since i m not having the procedure until next week and am in pain.
Hi, I have had chronic abdominal pain, lower right quadrant, for nearly 4 years now. I had diverticulitis and had 14-16" of my sigmoid colon removed. Shortly after that it was determined that my gall bladder was not functioning properly and was removed. The pain never went away. Since that time, the gall bladder removal I have craved chocolate like you wouldn't believe. I have had MRIs, CT Scans, endoscopy, colonoscopy and all the specialists can tell me is what I don't have. No one seems to care to find out what is causing it. I recently heard about Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction. It seems possible. Would that condition cause my body to crave chocolate as a form of combat for the symptoms? I am a 43 year old male, I currently weigh about 210, up 20lbs since the surgeries.
MY HUSBAND IS 52 YOA AND HE HAS LUPUS AND CIHROSIS OF THE LIVER. HE HAD A COLONOSCOPY ON 4/3/2014.HE HAD SEVERE STOMACH PAIN FOR 3-4 DAYS ,TO THE POINT OF NOT SLEEPING. THEY DONE X-RAYS AND SAID ALL LOOKED GOOD,THEN HE FELL AND HURT HIS BACK,AND HAS BEEN IN SEVERE PAIN WITH IT.HE HAS RUN A LOW GRADE FEVER SINCE THE COLONOSCOPY,AND LAST NIGHT IT REACHED 102,AND TONIGHT HAS REACHED 101 WITH TYLENOL.CAN PAIN CAUSE THE FEVER BECAUSE HE DOESN T SEEM TO HAVE A COLD OR ANYTHING ELSE TO BE CAUSING THE FEVER?
I have tested positive for ana 3 times in last 3 yrs. have had GI problems,muscle pain so bad I could'nt hold up phone, chronic fatigue,weight loss,stabbing pain in left kidney area. Every MRI, Colonoscopy, many other tests.In past 3 yrs. nothing else has shown up in blood work and I've been pretty healthy for 1 year now.Gained some weight back. Up until about 2 months ago in about 2 weeks I lost 10 lbs. and have lost a few more since then. I'm 41 yrs. old 5'7" and weigh less than I did in high school. I used to weigh 125-135, now I'm down to 110lbs. having chest pain, nausea, headaches, fatigue,diahrhea and nausea,Stomach pain,burning in back, Skin feels itchy,blood pressures been up and down, large bruising on outer left thigh. Blood tests are coming back abnormal low wbc, high bilirubin,high mch,high auto Eosinophil, low Auto neutrophil absolute. Any idea what it could be and what kind of Dr. should I see? Sincerely, Samantha
Hello I am 47 years old, with high blood pressure, I have recently been to the drs and have had some blood tests done and they came back that I have a sluggish kidney and am anemic, I am going to have a colonoscopy in a months time, since knowing this I have started to worry and I am having pains in my left side. I have over the years had piles which have been painful but I have treated them in the normal way, but I don't think I have lost blood to the extreme that I have now become anemic , being as I am 47 I have my concerns, but I have no family history of cancer
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